This little speaker is a whole lot more than cute. Get the full details on this bundle of musical joy in our JBL Clip 2 Review.
JBL Clip 2 Review, Ultra Portable & Waterproof
I probably can skip over this portion, but the packaging is like that of the Clip 2’s larger portable speaker brethren, in an orange and white box with water designs that make the Clip 2 look like its taking a bath in the box. Upon opening it, you’ll find the micro USB charging cord on top of the speaker. There’s also a warranty card, quick start guide, and safety sheet.
Build & Design
The Clip 2 is unbelievably portable and not just because of the clip attached to the top of the speaker. It weighs less than half a pound at 0.4 lbs and measures up at (H x W x D) 141 x 94 x 42 mm.The exterior is comprised of both a heavy-duty fabric and part rubber housing for a seriously durable frame.
There are 5 indents around the perimeter of the speaker that act as buttons for powering on the speaker, activating Bluetooth, answering calls on speakerphone, and adjusting the volume. There’s also a groove built into the perimeter that holds a 3.5 mm cable. This allows users to plug and use the speaker with devices that don’t have Bluetooth. This baby is also waterproof. Hello! Thanks to an IP rating of X7 the Clip 2 can be submerged up to 1 meter in water for 30 minutes. If you’re a bicycle courier, this speaker would last during e most torrential of downpours while making deliveries, FYI. Lastly, you can amplify the experience by daisy chaining up to two Clip 2 speakers together.
The built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery supports up to 8 hours of playtime (dependent on volume level and audio content) over Bluetooth 4.2. A full charge is reached after 2.5 hours.
The bass is kinda there. It’s not very deep and it’s not very detailed. It’s slightly on the struggle bus, but it is there. At the highest output levels the speaker rattles instead of hitting the lower register. The mids are definitely more full in comparison to the lows. Though, not super detailed, the mids sound nice and full and as such are the driving force behind this speaker.
The Clip 2 reaches a frequency response between 120 Hz to 20 kHz. It is driven by a single 40 mm transducer.
The Clip 2 is the perfect simple solution to add some flair to your day at a very low cost in a super portable frame. It’s not he most detailed or powerful, but that’s what you get when a speaker is itty bitty. Overall, it still sounds good and with the additional features of syncing up with another speaker and waterproof resistancy, I’d say the Clip 2 is worth $59.95 at Audio 46’s JBL Shop or Amazon.